3 ways with masala

It’s more than just a spice for curries! We share 3 ways with warming masala, from sweet and spicy pineapple skewers to quick and easy curry-oil noodles and more.

Less than 45 minutes

Serves 3-4 each 


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Masala-spiced pineapple skewers 


  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) Pakco traditional masala curry powder 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) brown sugar 
  • 1 medium pineapple, cut into chunks 
  • Coconut yoghurt + juice (30ml) and grated peel of 1 lime, for serving 
  • 1 tsp (5ml) chilli flakes 
  • Salt and milled pepper 



  1. Combine masala and sugar. 
  2. Coat pineapple with spice mixture. 
  3. Thread about 4-6 chunks onto a skewer and chargrill in a hot griddle pan for about 5 minutes a side. 
  4. Combine coconut yoghurt, lime juice and peel, and chilli flakes. Season well.  
  5. Serve pineapple skewers with coconut-lime yoghurt.  


Masala loaded fries 


  • Glug canola oil 
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2cm knob ginger, grated 
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) Pakco traditional masala curry powder  
  • 1 tsp (5ml) each ground cumin and coriander 
  • 2-3 (200-300g) chicken fillets, cubed 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) tomato paste 
  • 1 cup (250ml) cream 
  • ½ bag (500g) frozen potato chips 
  • Salt and milled pepper 
  • Oil, for deep-frying 


For serving: 

  • Chopped coriander 
  • Lime wedges 
  • Plain yoghurt 



  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat and sauté onions for about 5-8 minutes or until soft.  
  2. Add garlic, ginger and spices and fry for a minute or until fragrant. 
  3. Tip in chicken and fry until golden-brown. 
  4. Add tomato paste and cream and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes. 
  5. Heat oil and deep-fry chips in batches. Season. 
  6. Serve chips topped with masala chicken, chopped coriander, dollops of yoghurt and lime wedges on the side.  


Curry-oil noodles 


  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) Pakco traditional masala curry powder 
  • 1 tsp (5ml) smoked paprika 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) sugar 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) chilli flakes 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) soy sauce 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) peanut butter 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) sesame oil 
  • 1 packet (250g) egg noodles, cooked according to packet instructions 
  • Spring onion, sesame seeds and soft-boiled eggs, for serving 



  1. Combine spices, sugar, chilli flakes, soy sauce and peanut butter until smooth. 
  2. Heat sesame oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes. 
  3. Slowly pour hot oil into spice mixture and mix well to emulsify. 
  4. Stir mixture through cooked noodles until well-coated. 
  5. Serve topped with sliced spring onion, sesame seeds and a soft-boiled egg. 


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